Aquatic Leader
City of Maple Ridge
Maple Ridge, BC, CA
1d ago


We have an exciting opportunity for auxiliary Aquatic Leaders. The Aquatic Leader position is an opportunity for a current aquatic professional to be part of a dynamic team and contribute in many ways to a fast-paced, quick thinking environment.

You will play an important role in the operations and customer experience at the Maple Ridge Leisure Centre and the seasonal Hammond Outdoor Pool.

We are looking for candidates who love the water, are interested in further developing their leadership and customer service skills, and are passionate about leading and supporting a new and developing large aquatics staff team.

A day in the life of an Aquatic Leader may include supporting a new staff in their lessons, dealing with a difficult on or off deck situation, providing administrative support, staff scheduling, lifeguarding, teaching swim lessons, providing knowledge and expertise towards in-service training plans and generally being the "go to" person on the pool deck.

This position reports to the Aquatic Programmer.


High school graduation, completion of a post-secondary certificate program in a related field, and aquatic leadership experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.


  • Sound knowledge of the theory and practices of lifesaving, NLS standards, Water Safety Instructor standards, CPR, first aid and teaching techniques pertaining to aquatics.
  • Working knowledge of the rules, regulations, administrative practices, procedures and policies governing the work performed.
  • Sound knowledge of the principles, practices and objectives of aquatics and recreation programs.
  • Sound knowledge of programming requirements, aquatic standards and leadership methods.
  • Working knowledge of pool chemistry, water filtration, chlorinating, heating and related pool equipment and operating procedures.
  • Ability to plan, develop, coordinate, evaluate and promote programs, services and events to meet the identified needs and interests of target populations and to provide leadership and instruction on same, as required.
  • Ability to participate in recruitment, training, evaluation and supervision of staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to assist superior in coordinating and administering aquatic programs at an indoor / outdoor aquatics facility.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of internal and external contacts and groups, volunteers, program participants, community groups and members of the public.
  • Ability to lead public relations with facility users.
  • Ability to take initiative, exercise judgement and to work independently in the development, coordination and implementation of programs and events.
  • Ability to use a variety of materials and equipment for pool maintenance and facility cleanliness.
  • Ability to act for a superior for short absences and with defined limits.
  • Ability to participate in preparation of program budgets, to monitor expenditures and revenue and conduct programs within budget allocations and to evaluate, prepare statistics and compile reports on same.
  • Ability to attend to first aid incidents.
  • Ability to prepare oral and written reports, to prepare and maintain correspondence, records, reports, promotional material and to perform related clerical tasks, as required.
  • Ability to assume responsibility for pool operations, as required.
  • Ability to provide on deck supervision and training of lifeguard / instructor staff and to participate in interviews, testing, orientation and ongoing mentoring of staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to display sound aquatic skills and to instruct in these skills at standards set by relevant professional societies.
  • Ability to perform duties for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to deal effectively and courteously with staff, public and user groups.

  • National Lifeguard Award.
  • Lifesaving Instructor Certificate (recommended).
  • Red Cross Water Safety Instructor’s Certificate.
  • Pool Operator Level 1.
  • Standard First Aid with CPR, Level C / Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
  • Class 5 British Columbia Driver’s License.

    This is an Auxiliary position with no ongoing regular schedule of hours.


    Applicants will be reviewed and recruitment will be ongoing throughout the posting. Key review dates will be September 8th, November 1st and December 31st.


    The City of Maple Ridge is a great place to work with competitive compensation packages that include the Municipal Pension Plan, a strong employee wellness program and the opportunity for professional career growth and professional development.

    If you want to help shape a growing community in a municipality that strives for service excellence, then this is the position for you.

    We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

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